Activist Linda Sarsour was arrested at Paul Ryan’s office and taken away in handcuffs.
Authorities arrested activist Linda Sarsour with other CAIR activists at Speaker Paul Ryan’s office Monday for civil disobedience during a DACA protest while they demanded that Ryan meet with them to discuss the inaction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program program.
Sarsour and her rowdy group wanted to speak with Ryan about President Donald Trump ending the renewal of the DACA program. If that were the case, they should have called and made an appointment rather than stand in the hallway yelling.
Muslim-American leaders have been arrested at the US Capitol while urging Congress to stand against President Donald Trump’s effort to end a programme that protects certain young immigrants.
Omar Suleiman, Dawud Walid, Mujahid Fletcher, Talib Shareef and Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Zahra Billoo, and Linda Sarsour advocated immigration reform before getting arrested on Monday. The protesters participated in an act of civil disobedience at the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, demanding that he meet them to hear their concerns.
An outspoken Muslim activist, advocate of Sharia law and co-chair of the Women’s March, Sarsour — along with Zahra Billoo and Omar Suleiman, Dawud Walid, Talib Shareef, Nihad Awad and Mujahid Fletcher from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — were arrested for civil disobedience according to MSN.com.
“We don’t want to live based on fear. We want to live according to the principles of freedom of speech, of religion,” said Fletcher, an immigrant from Columbia who doesn’t want to see DACA end.
The Daily Caller reported:
Monday marked the last day that legislators could provide an alternate solution for the DACA program, but the Supreme Court delayed the deadline for up to a year.
A group of DREAMers also protested in front of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Monday with the aim of criticizing Democrats for not passing a permanent fix to the DREAM Act. Approximately two dozen activists gathered in the street outside of the DNC before blocking its front doors and refusing to let staffers enter or exit.